What now? How you navigate the next weeks in your business could make all the difference.
Welcome to the new “normal.” I go back and forth with feeling ok and then stressed. How about you? Know that your mental health is so very important right now! We are creative and intuitive and now's the time for us to tap into that potential more than ever before.
Also know that you're strong, you're brave, you're fearless (ever hear the saying, “Fake it till you make it”?)! We will get through this and learn so much about ourselves in the process.
Here are a few tips to help you get through this time:
- Use your Golden Hour. This is the time when you feel refreshed, creative, and at your best. Use this time to create, think creatively about your business, read an inspiring book or meditate.
- We are in a new normal so we must make adjustments. Don't stop working on your business! You are sowing the seeds for future blooms! See if you can get in an hour of work and choose one thing to accomplish.
- Take breaks….as much as you need, to. We are all going through a lot of uncertainty and you need to release that stress as much as possible. Take a walk outside, listen to uplifting music, do 10 pushups (if you can :) ), take a nap or create - whatever fills your tank!
- Limit your time on the news. I am all for being informed but know that what you feed your mind with is what you focus on. Get the latest information and then turn off the tv or stop scrolling the net. Keep your spirits up and sense of purpose by thinking about how you can be of service to your customers and community.
About the Author:
Pamela Durkin, founder of Pamela Durkin Designs,
has been a professional interior designer for more than 25 years. She is a past-president of ASID Florida South Chapter, one of the largest chapters of ASID in the country. She has served on the Board of Architecture and Design in NJ, after being appointed by the Governor. She has been a speaker at the IDS Southwest Florida Conference on how to help other interior designers run a better business.
After receiving overwhelming feedback, she decided to put this information in a book so more designers could benefit from it. Her book, Elevate! How to Take Your Business from the Ground Floor to the Penthouse was recently published and is now available on Amazon.